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Old 09-15-2009, 04:35 PM
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Well I am impressed with the way you don't feel the body roll, it is more stable in turns and just in general with the road. I also have 20's on so I can compare to the 19's. Nothing really changed just that you now went from normal driving to want to drive aggressive lol jk. The X feels more planted, you wouldn't be disappointed!
Thanks for the reply. I have the adjustable air suspension and am on the sport 19's as you noticed. I feel like the car would benefit in higher speed cornering with the sway bars. I went from an inline 6 X5 which felt much lighter and more nimble than the 8. I just dont want the daily driving comfort to be compromised. By the way you are describing, it doesnt seem like it will. Oh no, its gonna make me drive more aggressive, with the 8 cylinder this might get expensive (gas) haha.

My only other question is: while in turns does the car seem at all rigid (like it is now not soaking up bumps, road imperfections etc...) or does it just feel nice and planted?

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Specs on the new sway bars versus stock !??!
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:11 AM
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Greetings! So I finally got around to installing my front & rear sway bars!

Installation was pretty straight forward... For the front you have to lower the subframe (tried without but no go) Re & Re the sway links. I also went and got new nuts as I wasn't sure if they are lock nuts. Greased the new bushings, tightened and torqued to spec. Rear was a breeze, 10 min! Remove nuts, slide out towards the side, Re new bar same way, bushings and torque to spec.

Outcome... WWWOWWW !!! As I pulled out of the garage you can feel the steering, it was so effortless! So nimble! Highway changing lanes, a breeze! You can change lanes with your pinky lol I cant explain it. I love driving it and I haven't even lowered it yet. I wanted to do this first only to see the diff. over stock, otherwise with the springs it would have been harder to point out the performance.

I would recommend this to ANYONE even if you plan to keep your X5 in stock form. It eliminates ssooo much of the stock roll, I would think of this as another safety feature rather then performance! You know what I mean. Well there you have it! Very simple & as always...
The X now puts a bigger smile on my face On to the springs, strut bar and camber plates!

Bottom line: Another satisfied customer!!!
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I just installed mine today and as you stated, WWWOWWW!!!. You feel it right away. Looks like I will be increasing my tire wear, taking turns that much faster.

Did you ever get springs, camber plates or strut bar?

I have done B&G springs myself and lowered the rear with adjustable links. Also installed Dinan camber plates and my X just needs the strut bar.
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I told ya so and yes I have got them...My suspension is now to the "T"

Below is a link to all that I have done (kmacs not yet)
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...n-goodies.html

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Sooooo, Eibach seems to be the go-to swaybars? thats what everyone went with?

can you possibly confirm the part numbers purchased?
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There's a handful of threads on sway bars that are pros/cons. I'm still torn on if I want to do it. From what I can tell the details are:

Eibach front/rear sway bar (PN: BME40200090111)
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thats what I thought the part numbers were. VERY LITTLE options in way of sellers. EBay or ModBargains or TunerMotorSports Or ECS Tuning... and even some website advertise them in google, but when you go to their site to see the price/part, they do not sell anymore.
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:30 PM
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thats what I thought the part numbers were. VERY LITTLE options in way of sellers. EBay or ModBargains or TunerMotorSports Or ECS Tuning... and even some website advertise them in google, but when you go to their site to see the price/part, they do not sell anymore.
I found the same thing. I have them in my list of unicorn parts.
  • Eibach front/rear sway bar (PN: BME40200090111)
  • Dinan Strut Tower Brace (PN: D180-0530)
  • EU Clear/Adaptive/Xenon Headlights (Right - Part #63117166816, Left - Part #63117166815)
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:48 PM
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There's a handful of threads on sway bars that are pros/cons. I'm still torn on if I want to do it. From what I can tell the details are:

Eibach front/rear sway bar (PN: BME40200090111)
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There are not that many options still available and as the Eibachs are known to work, thats my choice.
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